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Etsy Dallas Weekend Guide May 21 + 22

Date: Saturday, May 21st and Sunday, May 22nd
Time: 11am-7pm
Location: Palmer Events Center, Austin
More Info: http://www.renegadecraft.com/austin

Date: Sunday, May 22
Time: 4pm-8pm
Location: In front of Enos, 407 N. Bishop Ave, Dallas
Etsy Dallas Member Participating: Dowdy Studio (pick up a limited edition Brew Riot Tee by Dowdy Studio)

Weekend Guide: April 2 - 6

Date: Saturday, April 2nd
Time: 6-9pm
Where: The Cameron Gallery, 1414 Dragon Street (in the Design District, off of Oak Lawn and Riverfront)
Cost: Free
Participating Etsy Dallas Member: Napkin Art

Dowdy Studio Wagon @ Bolsa Cafe

Date: Saturday, April 2nd
Time: 3pm-8pm
Where: Bolsa Cafe, 614 West Davis Dr
Cost: Free
Participating Etsy Dallas Member: Dowdy Studio

Date: Saturday, April 2nd
Time: 10am-4pm
Where: See website for more info.
Cost: $15 in advance and $20 at the door
Participating Etsy Dallas Member: Both Hands Studio

Date: Wednesday, April 6
Time: 8am to 5pm
Location: University Park Elementary, 3505 Amherst Ave.
Cost: $7 at the door, $5 in advance
Participating Etsy Dallas Members: Loop and Lil, The Paper Nest Co

Show + Tell: Amanda + Violet

What I did this summer by Amanda from Loop and Lil

The summer I finally finished up a project I'd been working on for several months:

And it came out perfectly:

This summer, we welcomed our first child, Violet Louise, to our family. I've taken a little break from cutting fabric and sewing in favor of swaddling and burping (her). So my Etsy shop is a little sparse for now, but will be restocked just as soon as I can get a full night's sleep!

-Amanda/Loop and Lil

Do check out some of the goodies still in Loop and Lil's Etsy shop, like this a-freaking-dorable screen printed Hat Tee.

Category Spotlight: Baby, Kids and Maternity

I'm proud to present you with a new blog article that will come out each month spotlighting one of our team member categories. As a new mom (okay, newish - my son is over a year old), I jumped at the chance to shine a light on our members who make stylish and adorable handmade goods for babies, kids, and preggies. Check out the talent!

Amanda of Loop + Lil is new to our team, but she's no Bash newbie - we were fortunate to have her participate in last year's Jingle Bash! According to her Etsy profile, "Loop + Lil creates one-of-a-kind baby and toddler clothes as well as accessories for children and adults using vintage and vintage-inspired fabrics and simple, classic designs." Better yet, all items are crafted by hand right here in Dallas. My favorite are her little birdie mobiles.

Another team newbie, Dora of Mama Dee's Boutique decided to create boys' clothing when she was pregnant and unable to find a good selection. I have a boy toddler monster - I know what she means! Lucky for us moms with boys, Mama Dee's makes adorable baby clothing using the applique method. And you doesn't love an appliques octopus?

The newbie trend continues. Meredith of Mere Designs may be new to our team, but she is a talented graphic artist who's cultivated a beautiful online Etsy shop for almost two years. Meredith specializes in mobiles and prints perfect for any nursery needing a splash of color or touch of quality handmade. I love love love her paper mobiles.

You may recognize Margaret of Three Yellow Starfish. As a seasoned Etsy Dallas member, we have featured her adorable product photographs starring some of the most adorable babies I've ever seen. While the babies may be the center of these photos, her pinafores and bloomers are the stars. Made with quality designer fabric, Margaret sews some of the best robot pants my son, Ian, has ever seen!

Stephanie of XY Factory makes rockin' maternity clothes featuring latino-inspired motifs like La Loteria images and Day of the Dead skulls. Who says being pregnant means being reduced to wearing kaftans and Snuggies? Rock that bump out with some of Stephanie's designs!

Pictured above #1: paper mobile by Mere Designs, girl's top by Loop + Lil, and bloomers by Three Yellow Starfish

Pictured above #2: t-shirt by Loop + Lil, baby onesie by Mama Dee's Boutique, and maternity top by XY Factory

Article written by Stephanie of Tefi Designs